Caring Accommodation
Caring Accommodation

Focus On .....  New Alzheimer's & Dementia Unit
                                        Samuel Broadbent House
- Potchefstroom

In 1974 Samuel Broadbent House erected what was known as A and B passages to function as a frail care unit.  All rooms are wonderfully spacious with north facing windows but are not aging. 
Approximately eight years ago we started to move our Alzheimer’s and Dementia residents together into the same passage in order to better manage their specific needs and over the past four years it has become evident that there is an increasing demand for a dedicated Alzheimer’s and Dementia wing to our home.

In late 2014 plans were approved to upgrade this old section and build an extension to the building, thus creating a much needed specialist Alzheimer’s and Dementia unit.  Building work commenced in March 2015 and is expected to be complete by the end of July 2015. 
We plan on welcoming our first residents to this new wing on 1 August 2015.
The expansion includes a spacious recreation area with a big lounge, dining room and kitchen.  This area will be utilised for daily activities and provide residents an area for socialisation and will lead out onto a Sensory Garden.

There will be nine additional beds and eventually we will be able to accommodate 34 residents in either single rooms, double rooms or four bedded rooms.  The unit will be staffed by professional nurses and care workers who negotiate with and carry out doctor’s instructions.  Our staff are specifically trained to work with dementia residents and additional staff will be appointed if need be to ensure the standard of care is of the highest standard. 
It is anticipated that the cost will be R8,500 per person per month and will include laundry, cleaning services, water and electricity, gardening, refuse collection, security and all meals and teas.  24-hour nursing care under the supervision of a Professional Nurse is also included in the monthly tariff.

Additional services and activities are available on the premises and include a hairdresser, library, church and bible study groups, gardens and braai areas and an Alzheimer’s support group.  For residents on a government subsidy, a weekly clinic is available with the district surgeon.
A waiting list application form is available for download on the Samuel Broadbent House page under “Our Homes” above.

For further information please contact Samuel Broadbent House on 018 297 7277 or e-mail them on


What is Methodist Homes (MHA)?

MHA is a Section 21 Company that has been registered as a Non-Profit Organisation. MHA is controlled by a Board of Directors comprising prominent professional and business persons who provide expertise and guidance to the full time officials who manage the day-to-day operations of the organisation.

What is a retirement village?

A Retirement Village is best described as a lifestyle of living that caters specifically for people who want to live in a community of like-minded people who are wanting some of the hassles of everyday living taken care of. The advantages of living in a village are that there is excellent security to ensure personal safety; there are backup services in case of emergency, including access to an MHA frail care; there are support care services; meals; laundry facilities and physical and social activities. Each village has developed their services to meet the needs of their residents, and you should clarify these with management. You can expect to find a library, hairdresser, dining room, regular entertainment, outings, transport to shopping centres, gym and exercise classes.

What is MHA's mission?

MHA's mission is to provide affordable, secure and caring accommodation and services to the elderly.

How does MHA do this?

MHA provides life right accommodation, rental units, mid and frail care services to nearly 2000 residents located at 14 villages and homes in the Gauteng and North-West Provinces.

Caring Accommodation


The attached article was published in the Germiston City News after some of their reporters had visited MHA's Prim Villa and spent some time with the residents at this specialist Alzheimer's and Dementia home.


Eddy House will be hosting a Mother's Day Breakfast on Saturday 9 May 2015.
Join us in celebrating all the wonderful mothers out there.
Time: 09h00 for 09h30.
Address: 133 Ampthill Ave, Benoni
For more information, please contact Denise on 011 421 2712 or

PROGRESSIVE TEA - Fundraising effort

"Forget Me Not" progressive tea is a fundraising effort being run by Prim Villa, a home specialising in the care of those with Alzheimer's or related dementias.
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